On Dec 14th, Gene Rosen found six kids "sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway.
He ran upstairs and grabbed an armful of stuffed animals. He gave those to the children, along with some fruit juice, and sat with them as the two boys described seeing their teacher being shot."
Now he's getting phone calls and emails from Sandy Hook Truthers
who think that the shooting in Newtown was a government sponsored hoax.According to Slate
"His wife is worried for their safety. He’s logged every email and every call, and consulted with a retired state police officer, who took the complaint seriously but said police probably can’t do anything at the moment; he plans to do the same with the FBI"
Rosen says “I guess I kind of opened myself up to this” because of the interviews he gave and his appearances in the media after the shooting. He believes in free speech, but “I talk to you about this because I feel that there has to be some moral push-back on [the Sandy Hook Truther movement].”
lists what they think is proof of a conspiracy. They offer a Sandy Hook Hoax bumper sticker that says, "The official story is riddled with holes"
They claim the witnesses and parents were actors, and that this video
shows that Emile Parker is still alive, claiming that the girl is not Emile's sister, but Emile.
They cite a planned FEMA course for Dec 14th
as proof of a coverup.
Who are some of the people promoting the idea that the shooting at Sandy Hook was a hoax?
It's not just David Icke
is an anchor for the Fox News affiliate in Cincinnati. The Atlantic (previously
) has applauded his coverage
of civil liberties issues. Erik Wemple at the Washington Post claims
that "Swann allows his affection for constitutionalist politics to corrupt his judgment" when it comes to Ron Paul's "racist, homophobic and creepy-cum-conspiratorial newsletters" .
Swann also hosts "Full Disclosure", an online series where Swann discusses national issues. The Jan 3 episode of Full Disclosure
covered three of this year's mass shootings - the movie theater in Aurora, CO; the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI; the Newtown, CT school shooting. In each case, Swann questions the official narrative of events. In another episode of Full Disclosure, Swann reviews possible links between the shooters in Newtown and Aurora,
addressing the rumor that they are connected via the LIBOR banking scandal
, and allegations that Lanza and Holmes' fathers were both due to testify.
Alex Jones (recently
) invited Swann onto his radio program
. Jones' opinion of Swann: "Basically, he’s like a professional, focused, kind of news-style Alex Jones, which I love".
Mike Harris, 2006 gubernatorial candidate from AZ
and contributor to Veterans Today
, claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting was a revenge killing by Israelis because of the UN's recognition of Palestine. He states that Israeli death squads are responsible for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, as well as the theater shooting in Aurora, CO.
This interview was broadcast by PressTV, the English-language channel
of the state-owned IRIB in Iran.
James Tracy, a communications professor at Florida Atlantic University, said that
"that trained 'crisis actors' may have been employed by the Obama administration in an effort to shape public opinion in favor of the event's true purpose: gun control."
Debunking the conspiracy: Reddit user preggit offers a critique of hoax theories
Identity of the "second shooter"
"The video even makes the ridiculous claim that since the guy was sitting in the FRONT of the police car, that he must have some "crazy" credentials. Yeah, what is more likely...that this guy was a concerned father or that he was a man with some "crazy" credentials on a black ops mission to shoot up a school but he just didn't have the skills to properly vacate, and so he ended up getting himself captured by lowly local law enforcement, AND broadcast on national tv, potentially exposing his super secret black op? C'mon."
The gun discrepancy
The school nurse does not exist
There was only one ambulance
More misinformation about Sandy hook debunked at Snopes.